Cancer Never Sleeps!
This is not breaking news...nor is it new here. If you participate in your local Relay For Life, you have no doubt heard this before. Unfortunately, we seem to need to hear it over and over...we must be ever vigilant! Especially when we are outdoors with our skin exposed to those harmful UV rays.
I speak from experience. On May 17th I wrote about it here - Sunscreen ~ Bad Burns Can Turn Into Cancer. Today, I am reminded to mention it again. So we never forget that cancer takes no vacations. Cancer never sleeps. Cancer never discriminates between old or young. Those of us of a certain age, who spent our summers outside in sleeveless shirts and shorts, barefoot, or in swimsuits and didn't use sunscreen can tell you that you need to monitor every mole and spot on your body that shows any sign of change.
This week I had another (yes, another) skin cancer removed from my leg and a biopsy taken from the bridge of my nose. A phone call today confirmed my suspicion that the nose spot was a precancerous spot that now must be totally removed - the spot, not the nose, Silly! I have had about six skin cancers removed and countless suspicious spots frozen off in the last ten years. I go in to the Dermatologist every six months for a checkup to see if more are showing their ugly selves.
So, please make an appointment to get a full body checkup with your Dermatologist. Be watchful of any changes to your skin. It can be a mole that changes shape, a red spot that is irregular in shape, a rough spot that doesn't go away (like the one on my nose and another spot just like it that was removed above it a couple of years ago). Get them looked at by an expert. Get them removed if there is any chance they are cancer or precancerous.
Do you have a schedule for skin checkups? Have you had skin cancer?
You are too important to me and your family to ignore this issue. We are bloggy friends and you mean the world to me...you are my world...my bloggy world. I care. So...are you picking up the phone yet?